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Hello everyone,

In learning as we go, we are trying to determine the exact meaning of some of the requests for images when filling out and submitting applications. Listed below is what was posted on a recent show we were interested in attending. Hopefully you all can share your thoughts and advice on the questions we have.

This is what was posted:

Submit Five (5) digital images (IMPORTANT!): four (4) of the work you plan to sell and (1) booth image. Images must be representative of the work you plan to show or you may be asked to leave. Images must be current (less than two years old) and of professional quality. Images should: 

  • be clear, well-lit, sharply focused, properly exposed, without a distracting background. 
  • represent a coherent body of work by form, technique, or concept. 
  • show only one work of art (or one coordinated set of work) per image; artwork should fill the image. Your name should not appear in the image. Do not model your own work.

Our question regarding the above is this. If we sell photography prints, and the application requests "images" of the work we plan on selling, what do we need to send them? More specifically, do we need to send a photograph of the framed print as hung in the booth or do we submit the digital image itself for the jury purposes?

Hopefully this is posted where it belongs on this site.

Thanks so much for your help!


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As a photographer, your individual jury images should be made from the file you print from. Sending an image of a matted and/or framed print makes the art part of your image much smaller than the competition. Only the image.

The display or booth image is used to show your presentation.

Larry Berman

Thanks so much Larry. We just wanted to make sure. It seems everything needs to be just right. We appreciate your help.



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